The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce the exhibit “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” which runs March 25 through June 4.

In celebration of his 150th birthday, this exhibition explores the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, often considered his greatest architectural accomplishment.

Through reproduction drawings, photographs, and photographic murals, the exhibition illustrates the myriad — both obvious and subtle — ways Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within it, each an essential detail of the larger whole.

The museum will host a lunchtime lecture at 12 p.m. on March 30, “Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors,” with genealogist Jari Honora.

This presentation offers a brief overview of genealogical research for African Americans in the post-Civil War period.

The talk is focused primarily on tracing enslaved ancestors back through generations of captivity, including methods for identifying the last-known slave owners of African Americans in the antebellum period.

Mr. Honora is a graduate of Tulane University and has over a decade of experience in historical and genealogical research including research for the PBS series, ”Finding Your Roots” and the Georgetown Slavery Project.

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to present a Lunchtime Gallery Talk entitled “Frank Lloyd Wright Interior Design” on Thursday, April 6, at 12 p.m.

Local Baton Rouge designer Paulo Steven Diniz will share information on his collection of Frank Lloyd Wright materials and objects included in the current Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture of the Interiors exhibit and his interpretation of Wright’s furniture design.

Stained Glass artist Sam Corso will be on hand to answer questions about his glass designs and that of the late Paul Dufour.

On Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m., the museum will host its Monthly Cafe Francais. All are welcome for coffee and conversation.

From April 8 through May 21, the museum in partnership with the West Baton Rouge Parish Public School System will host the Annual Talented Art Student Exhibition.

On Thursday, April 20, from 7 - 9 p.m., the museum will host Wine and Wright: An Evening Art Workshop underwritten by AIA Louisiana.

Join AIA Baton Rouge and Louisiana Architectural Foundation for an evening at the West Baton Rouge Museum to try some of the hand drafting tools much like Frank Lloyd Wright used to design interior furnishings and to draw architectural elements.

This free program is offered in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, “Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture of the Interiors.”

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required by calling 225-336-2422 Ext. 15.

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